National Geographic : 1950 Aug
275 Islanders Must Climb 699 Steep Steps to Reach the Fort Crowning Ladder Hill; Sturdy Legs Can DoItin10Minutes To get about St. Helena's steep mountains and valleys, a climber declared. "One must choose between breaking one's heart going uporone's neck coming down." Treeless volcanic cliffs rise abruptly from the sea, but the island's summit reveals fertile inland hills. The sea wall protects Jamestown from fierce Atlantic swells.